State News


Aug. 23: State Transportation Funding News

On Aug. 22 a Colorado measure to utilize $3.5 billion in bonds for transportation improvements was added to the upcoming Nov. 6 general election ballot. The citizen-initiated proposal exceed the required 98,492 qualifying signatures required. Another measure that...

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Oct. 27: State Transportation Funding News

Gov. Phil Bryant (R) told attendees of the Mississippi Economic Council’s 16th Annual Hobnob event on Oct. 25 that he would support putting a gas tax increase on the Nov. 2018 ballot for voter approval. Read More>> While most New Hampshire residents believe the...

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Oct. 6: State Transportation Funding News

New resource! View our “State Electric Vehicle Fees” report, a one-page summary and map of the 19 states that impose an additional fee on electric vehicles in order to ensure they contribute to the maintenance and improvement of the state’s transportation...

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Transportation Funding Ballot Measure Results



Fuel Taxes

Excise tax:

  • Distributors of compressed and liquid natural gas (LNG) must pay 18 cents-per-100 cubic feet for the ‘privilege of engaging in the business of selling or delivering CNG and LNG for use in a motor vehicle’.
  • 5.75 cents-per-gallon on all special fuels.

Fee: Annual decal required for motor vehicles using natural gas.

  • Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 10,000-20,000 pounds: $225
  • GVWR greater than 20,000 pounds: $300
  • Farm vehicles greater than 10,000 pounds: $150

Source: Miss. Code Ann. § 27-59-11 (2015), 27-5-101, 27-55-519

Fee/Tax in addition to Gas Excise Tax: Environmental fee (0.4 cent-per-gallon).

*Federal funding percentages are from an ARTBA analysis of FHWA Highway Statistics data, total ten year average 2004-2013 from tables SF-1 and SF-2. The percent is the ratio of federal aid reimbursements to the state and total state capital outlays and is indicative of the importance of the federal aid program to state capital spending for highways and bridges. Does not include local capital spending. Federal highway reimbursements are primarily used for capital outlays, including construction, right of way and engineering, but are also used for debt service for GARVEE bonds.